Bloggers To Watch Out For In 2017

Out of all the posts, anyone could possibly ever write, these are by far my favorites to read. I love knowing what bloggers you all love and I do one of these every year. I love the bloggers in this list so much that if they ever stopped blogging I would actually cry. I love the blogs in this list for all different reasons and I thought, instead of just writing their blogs with their links I’m going to write something meaningful for each one to put a smile on their lovely faces. It’s going to be a longer post than my standard ‘fave bloggers’ posts but trust me, you’ll want to stick around because these bloggers will have you hooked for hours! So grab yourself a brew (and a couple of biscuits because lets face it nobody is on their diets just yet) and dive in!


Gemma Louise – Gemma

Gemma’s photos blow me away without fail. I can spot them a mile off when I’m scrolling through social media or blog lovin’ because they’re unique and so well put together. I envy Gemma’s use of photo styling, she nails it! Not to mention her beautiful baby boy who makes an appearance on her blog and Instagram with his adorable smiles! How on earth she blogs with a newborn is beyond me, that girl’s got her shit together! Not only are her blog photos gorgeous but so is her blog design and her makeup photos. If you need somewhere to start on Gemma’s blog then I would recommend you check out her makeup posts here because that girl does some gorgeous looks!

Photo Credit: Gemma


Dorkface – Jemma

Where the hell do I start with this queen?! Our friendship goes a little like this: I fangirled the hell out of her, pretty much confessed my love to her, she quickly became my best friend. Well, that’s a summary of how we became friends anyway ha! I honestly love this girl to death, she’s so much more than a blog friend she’s the most kind and caring compassionate and understanding girl I’ve ever met and she’s fucking mental. Like that girl has seriously lost the plot. Okay, get ready for some poetic words here guys, I worked hard on this little anecdote. This is how I see Jemma: She meets someone who’s world is black and white, she paints it every bright colour you can imagine and makes it all pretty and positive and then they go out and get drunk. She just lights up people’s life with happiness and positivity, she is like Buddha and I love her to death. Oh balls, I’ve not even spoken about her blog! It’s bloody epic, but you already know that because everyone knows Jemma! Creator of The Girl Gang, queen of Twitter and she is there for everyone, plus she’s absolutely bonkers and so incredibly pretty!

Photo Credit: Jemma

Frock Me I’m Famous

Frock Me I’m Famous is the best blog name I’ve come across in three years I’ve been blogging! Once you start reading, you can’t peel your eyes away! Travel, food, career, lifestyle, interiors and fashion. Everything I want all in one place. Travel posts are by far my favorite on FMIF they always make me want to hop onto a plane right there and then and see the big world outside of little old England. Hayley, please take me away with you, like now! hahaha. You can see just how much work goes into FMIF to make it the best experience for their readers and how much effort goes into the writing by everyone on FMIF! You go girls!

Photo Credit: Frock Me I’m Famous

Friday Faye – Faye

Can someone please tell me why this girl doesn’t have a million followers yet, she’s incredible! I haven’t spoken to her much this year but her blog is incredible. I started out by following her on Instagram and didn’t realize she’d set up a blog, I’m a bit slow on these things so when I found out I hopped right on over to her blog and never looked back. My word that girl is flatlay goals, like how does she do it?! HOW! I must know! Her photos are always so white and neatly styled beyond perfection and her blog is a beauty bloggers haven! Full of goodies and great content for you to get stuck into! You won’t regret checking her blog out, it’s dreamy!

Photo Credit: Faye

Ninz Beauty – Ninz

Another beautiful blog photographer, Ninz is incredible at putting her photos together! I enjoy reading all of her posts and whilst we hae spoken very little on social media I feel like I somewhat know her through her writing and that’s what every blogger want’s to achieve! She has an incredible writing style that keeps me coming back for more over and over again, something about her writing is compelling. She also seriously enables me haha! I want all the make up she writes about and she writes about varied topics which keeps things fresh and new on her blog. Plus…her design, it’s lush!

Photo Credit: Ninz

Laurzrah – Laura

Okay, if there is anyone in the world who I’ll blame the day I go bankrupt it’s this girl ha! Her honesty in her posts is a refreshing to see and I can always guarantee that whilst her posts are easy to read they are crammed with all the information I could possibly want. Her beauty posts are to die for, as is her makeup collection and there is a great combination of high end and high street products. Laura is my number one go to beauty blogger, I’ll check her blog for a review before I google around for a review of a product haha! How could I not mention her photography, I’m sure that those of you reading Laura’s blog already will be as in love with Laura’s photos as I am! So bright, white and everything I love in a blog photo. I really enjoyed reading her recent post here, so there would be a brilliant place to start! How have I not had the chance to meet this girl, I’ve met alot of bloggers and I’ve loved meeting them all but the day I meet Laura I’ll scream, and then probably pee myself from the sheer excitement! She’s so so lovely and she’s so genuine, I can imagine if she didn’t agree with something or didn’t like it, she’d tell you and I love that about a person. Her wedding was beautiful, like every girls dream and I oggled over the photos for hours, take a look at the photo below, doesn’t she look beautiful! Okaaaaaaaaay Caitlin, I’m pretty sure it’s clear about how much you like Laura ha!

Photo Credit: Laura

Scolvin Beauty – Samm

Samm is someone i’ve spoken to a lot in blogging and is someone I would consider a friend! She’s so good at what she does and her make up skills are incredibile! I always get make up inspiration from her and new ideas of how to do my own make up. I first discovered Samm properly when I stumbled across the SPX work that she’s done and I was instantly interested in what she was about. A year later and i’m still coming back for more on Samm’s blog. Her photos, well let me tell you…they’re gorgeous. Can you tell by now that I love a blog with good photos?! haha! I find Samm really relatable and whilst she does blog about expensive make up she also does drug store and high street affordable looks too so you get both from her! Her beauty blog posts are always so informative too, check out the post she did about the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows and her swatches! Keep doing what you’re doing girl because you just keep getting better and better!

Photo Credit: Samm

Hannah Gale – Hannah

Is there anyone more relatable than this lovely down to earth girl? From period disasters to quarter life crisis’ to us being social media addicts Hannah manages to shed hilarious light on all different kinds of situations. I love knowing that if I’m having a really crappy day, I can hop on over to Hannah’s blog and I know I’ll be leaving her blog with a smile on my face. I’ve been in stitches laughing at her posts before because what she says is just so true! She is one blogger I would like to drink a crap tonne of prosecco with and just laugh for ages haha! Hannah highlights the ups and downs of life and doesn’t try and keep up a persona that she is perfect and she does show good and bad things on her blog and I love that so much about her! Plus, she tells us all of the sales gossip so thanks for that girl! And her bedroom is flipping gorgeous, look at it!

Photo Credit: Hannah

A Girl Obsessed – Mandy

Mandy is the only blogger outside of the UK that I really make sure to keep up with, I can’t help myself! Mandy is an American blogger who is an awesome knitter and she even has her own shop! As a fellow knitter, I find her even more relatable ha! Even though we live halfway across the world from one another I would love the chance to meet her, she’s so down to earth, so sweet and so kind to everyone and her blog posts are so informative. A mixture of beauty, lifestyle, blogging, photography, tips, decor and fashion plus she even brought out her own e-book, how cool is that!! Her blog is designed beautifully, laid out in a pretty order and things are easy to find. I can spot her photos before I even see her name and I find myself itching with excitement to read her next post! I find myself clicking on all of her blog posts but if you’re looking for somewhere to start then her blogging category is the place to be! There isn’t anything I’m not keen on when it comes to A Girl, Obsessed, IM OBSESSED! I’m obsessed with her blog haha! You keep doing you Mandy because it’s working so well for you, oh yeah, please book a plane ticket to Manchester, now THAT would be great haha!

Photo Credit: Mandy

From Roses – Rebecca

I have loved From Roses for the longest time. Rebecca’s writing, her personality, her looks, her photos her design, I could be here for hours telling you about how lovely her and her blog is! I’m a total fangirl when it comes to Rebecca, you can just see the hours of work and dedication that go into each and every one of her posts. In my eyes her blog is the idea of perfection, to me anyway. It flows so smoothly, it’s laid out beautifully and you really feel that when you’re reading her words you know somewhat of Rebecca’s personality. I can spot her blog photos a hundred miles away, I know her photos when scrolling Bloglovin and Pinterest and I think that’s so good that she’s built herself a brand when it comes to her photos and her blog too! She’s my idea of minimal perfection haha! Everything is so clean, spacious and it’s like a breath of fresh air reading her blog, I seriously could sit and read it for hours. I don’t miss many of Rebecca’s posts and the one’s I do usually involves fashion which I don’t share an interest for because it’s like trying to dress a camel up to be cute, it’s not happening haha! But, every single other post on From Roses get clicked and read by me especially anything to do with blogging and blog photography! She does really good guides that are easy to follow and understand, take this one here for example. Nothing would ever make me stop reading Rebecca’s blog!

Photo Credit: Rebecca

Her Little Loves – Ambar

Another haven for all us beauty hoarders to get our fix! Ambars blog is lovely and bright and super clean cut. Her photos are lovely and she often writes list style photos. Her beauty posts are by my favorite with her enabling me and making me love products I don’t even own! Her writing style is so nice and she covers other topics such as life, inspiration, food and health so make sure to check those out too! Certainly need to speak to her in 2017! Why not check out her December favorites for a good place to start right here.

Photo Credit: Ambar

Jasmine Talks Beauty – Jasmine

I’ve followed Jasmine from the start and watched her blog grow, if I remember rightly we started round about the same time and I’ve been lucky enough to meet the girl too! That girls got killer style, lovely hair and a great personality too! She’s really funny and her posts are packed full of information. You want someone that has the power to make you want to rush out and buy everything they write about? Jasmine’s blog does exactly that and more! She’s another blogger I can spot a mile away with her photos. She’s the queen of rose gold and marble being used in her photos! Her flatlays are gorgeous and that girls make up collection, phwoar! Jasmine’s blog skyrocketed this year and there was no stopping it! She was featured in a Bloglovin article and her reader base grew and grew so much! I’m so happy for her that it happened, she’s really deserving of it! If you need a place to start then get yo ass over to her beauty posts and you will not regret it! In fact, check out what her 2016 best in beauty items are here!

Photo Credit: Jasmine

The Make Up Directory – Sally

If there is a blogger on my list of people to meet it’s Sally. Well for one she’s so pretty and so genuine and kind. She is always helping people and answering anything anyone asks her and I love seeing that! Sometimes when I spot a photo from Sally I’ll click it without even seeing what the post is about her but photos just compell me to click, her writing is epic too but the first thing I spot on Bloglovin is someones photos and Sally’s got them downnnn! Her photos are always styled impeccably but what I really love and what makes her unique is the use of her backgrounds, the way she arranges her scrapbook paper to create herself a background, it’s so different and lovely! I could sit and quiz Sally for hours on her photos haha! Her beauty posts are never a disappointment and I will always come away with something else added onto my wishlist!

Photo Credit: Sally

Frankly Flawless – Sabiha

This is a blog I discovered later on in 2016 but as soon as I fell upon Sabiha’s blog I was in love. It was her header that first drew me in, whoever did that is very talented! It’s gorgeous and so unique and all the details! Her blog photos are lovely too! I love the wide variety of beauty related posts she does, it’s not just make up there is a nice amount of hair care, skincare and even more on her blog and I’m well and truly hooked on it!

Photo Credit: Sabiha

Wear Daisy Went – Daisy

Another blogger I haven’t had the chance to meet but would love to! She has the prettiest face and such a lovely fashion sense and she is just so so pretty! Whilst I’m not the biggest fan of fashion Daisy’s I will occasionally read because I love her outfit choices! I love love love her beauty posts so much! She has such a good collection and always switches up her products, it’s not all the same things. You know what get’s me with her blog? HER PHOTOS! I love a blog with good photos and Daisy’s does just that! White, white, white is all I can say! Her photos are so bright, light and lifted with gorgeous photo styling which I’m envious of! She uses the prettiest props with her photos and makes it look effortless yet you can see just how much work goes into the photography on her blog. You will not regret reading her blog!

Photo Credit: Daisy

Emmys Beauty Cave – Emmy

Ohhhhhh where to start with this lovely girl! Never met her, would still consider her to be a friend! She is the loveliest most down to earth girl around and she’s always helping other people out when it comes to blogging. It’s so lovely to see her being kind to others on social media and going out of her way to help them. Not to mention her bright white photos, the backgrounds are always so bright and so clean that they blend in with the white background of her blog and it looks seamless! We speak for so long all the time about blog photography we seem to always share the same interest for making it better and better haha! I love seeing that her blog is growing so well, she 100% deserves it and her beauty posts are the shit, no lie! She does wonderful reviews that give me all the information I need and more and she’s just a little breath of fresh air!

Photo Credit: Emmy

Chapters Of Kat – Kat

Weird thing that happened whilst I was writing this post: went to my bookmarks to my favorite blogs, loaded up Kat’s to find I wasn’t even following the girl on Bloglovin! WHAT! I read Kat’s blog at least once a week and it’s where I go for all the real talk beauty stuff! Good God that girl likes to buy make up haha! If I ever need a Kylie Cosmetics review I just know all I have to do is hop onto Kats blog, same with Colorpop haha! She writes such lovely posts and you can ffel the effort she puts into her blog and it really pays off! Her photos seem to keep getting better and better and she can really put a photo together! I really like Kat and if there is an event in Manchester we’re both going to I usually go with Kat! We’ve been to two Lush events together now and she’s great fun to be around too..we did get a little drunk on champagne once too haha! I’m so proud of her for the anxieties she’s overcome, I know that mental health really held her down and she’s doing so well at kicking it in the butt because not only is she working now, she also got into uni so yay for Kat! It’s very inspiring and gives me hope that I’ll be able to kick it to the curb too!

Photo Credit: Kat

Vix Meldrew – Vix

Vix is more than just a blogger to me, I’d consider her to be a friend. She’s someone I can rely on to give it to me straight and I love that about her. Whilst she does give me the best dating advice in the world, she also gives me advice about everything else. She’s so intelligent and her accent is well and truly to die for! I finally met her in 2016 and was so so happy that she was just how I’d imagined she would be, no different to how she is online! I’m so proud of the direction Vix has taken her blog, I think those of you reading this and who read Vix’s blog will know that girl is hilariously funny…it changed my life! (sorry little inside joke there, Vix will get it!). I have been crying laughing at Vix before and if you’ve never read Vix’s blog before then where the hell in this world have you been hiding! Go, go right now – well, after this post! And I promise you’ll get lost for hours scrawling through her humorous posts and nodding your head at the relatable dating disasters!

Photo Credit: Vix

Jodie Melissa – Jodie

One message to the lovely Jodie…STOP BEING SO GOOD AT BLOG PHOTOGRAPHY! Haha! I love Jodies photos so much, they’re fresh and bright and super inspiring! If my photos were half as good as hers I’d be happy! She writes such good content with a focus on beauty that I love about her blog!

Photo Credit: Jodie

Witchcake – Holly

I follow no other blogger for the same reason I follow Holly. She is an incredible writer and she is making a change to the way people see things in the world, not an easy thing to do at all! She writes on topics which people are so shut off to in the world yet opens the eyes of those very people, people who haven’t even heard of the things she speaks about hand helps them understand it. Not to mention that girls hair is to die for, as is her body and her accent too! She’s breaking stigmas about sexualities, bdsm relationships, and roles and makes people aware of what it actually is, not what people think it is from what they may have watched etc. Here is a good place to start with her ‘being little’ post (and no she does not mean short lol!) but this will open your eyes to things that you may have never heard of and she’s so incredible for speaking out about it! You go Holly!

Photo Credit: Holly

I could sit here for hours and write a post on all the bloggers I liked but there is hundreds. These are all the bloggers I love and couldn’t cope if they decided to stop! I’m forever growing and expanding the blogs that I read and follow and as you guys probably notice, photos are important to me haha! I just love a good visual!

Perhaps I will do these more regularly and do a ‘Bloggers I loved In’ and do these monthly. I love knowing that I can make someone feel good about the work that I have put in. I know that whenever I’m featured in a post on someones blog it makes me feel so good and proud of the work I put into my blog! It’s nice to share others hard work too and recognize the work that others put into things so I hope I’ve made those of you in this post smile!

I’d like the wish you all a very happy New Year, here’s s year another amazing year of blogging with you guys!



  1. 31/12/2016 / 10:38 am

    Can’t tell you how lovely it is to be included in this, thank you so much! So glad you like my photography. I love so many of the other blogs you’ve mentioned already, I haven’t been following Ambar or Faye for long but their content blows me away, so inspiring! Would love to chat to you more in 2017, hope you have a lovely New Year – and thank you for making my day! xx

    Jodie /

  2. Erin Russell
    31/12/2016 / 10:40 am

    I love all your picks!! I follow all of them already lol, love them all too – regular reader 😀

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. 31/12/2016 / 11:20 am

    Thank you gorgeous! A few I don’t follow in here, so off to have a good snoop now!


    Laura | Laurzrah

  4. 31/12/2016 / 11:44 am

    I follow some of them already, but there’s a lot that I haven’t followed yet! I shall get onto that right now 🙂 this is a great post!

    Stephii Mattea xx

  5. 31/12/2016 / 1:09 pm

    I just read my little paragraph and I feel so emotional! Thank you so much for featuring me, and for saying such lovely and sweet things! Honestly I’m scrolling through this post in awe, the other bloggers you’ve featured are incredible, and some of my favourites, so it really means a lot that you would put me in the same list. I’m going to go and stalk all of the people I don’t already follow now, so I hope you have a beautiful start to your new year, and I also hope that we can chat more this year! 🙂 xxx

  6. 31/12/2016 / 1:46 pm

    Thank you so much for including me, you lovely lil’ human! You’ve made my day, nobody ever includes me in these haha!

    Your blog (especially your photos) has consistently been one of my favourites since I started blogging so it really means a lot. As for everyone else you’ve mentioned, well they just have totally babe-in’ blogs don’t they?! xx

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

  7. Stephanie Hartley
    31/12/2016 / 4:10 pm

    I really feel like Vix has rocked 2016 so well and I cannot wait to see what her blog holds for 2017! I love so many of the ladies that you’ve included on this list, and I’ve found a few new ones to read now too, thank you

    Steph –

  8. 31/12/2016 / 7:00 pm

    Thank you so much for mentioning me here…it really did make my day and so so kind of you. I am honoured that you love my blog, it goes without saying that your blog is amazing.

    Wishing you a very happy 2017!

  9. Ashley Laughlin
    31/12/2016 / 7:18 pm

    They all look so fabulous! Maybe one day I can be on a list like this. . . dreams can come true, right?

  10. Lee
    31/12/2016 / 9:56 pm

    Oh, I love this post! Some of these bloggers, I already read can’t wait to expand my list this upcoming year 🙂

    Lee |

  11. 01/01/2017 / 12:52 am

    Thank you so much for the mention sweetheart! I’m so glad to read that you’re enjoying my content. So many lovely and talented bloggers on this list, some that I already know of and other ones that are new to me – thank you for sharing! I hope you’re having a fabulous start to the new year 💕
    – Ambar x

  12. 01/01/2017 / 7:22 pm

    Thank you so much for including my blog in this post! There are loads of my favourites in here too but also several blogs I haven’t come across before that I think I will really like – I will definitely be checking those out now 🙂

    Happy New Year, lovely

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  13. 01/01/2017 / 8:25 pm

    So many lovely new blogs to check out, thank you for sharing some of your favourites 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  14. 02/01/2017 / 11:51 am

    Oh this was honestly the loveliest post ever! Thank you so so much Caitlin for your words, so sweet! I’m a huge fan of your blog too and loads of the other bloggers on this post, going to check the ones I don’t know out so thank you for the recommendations!!

    The Makeup Directory

  15. Sharmi Shah
    02/01/2017 / 6:58 pm

    I absolutely love posts like these! Thank you for introducing to so many new bloggers! xx

  16. 05/01/2017 / 4:43 pm

    Ahh so many amazing looking blogs to put onto my reading list!! Thank you for all the suggestions! 🙂 x

    Tash |

  17. 05/01/2017 / 7:50 pm

    Thank you for this post, I know have about 20 tabs open so I can discover all of these awesome blogs you have recommended hehe x

  18. 06/01/2017 / 12:28 am

    I have followed most of them – Rebecca is my favorite – but there’re some that I haven’t known previously, definitely saving this for inspo references, thank you!

    Selene Addicted

  19. 06/01/2017 / 8:10 am

    So many lovely blogs! Having a little browse through the ones I don’t already follow now!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  20. Janine Heini
    06/01/2017 / 10:31 am

    great post! I’m really enjoying discovering these blogs!

  21. 06/01/2017 / 3:00 pm

    nice post, but who picked these bloggers? So many of them seem um…similar. Lots of pretty photos, not a lot of information. Personally, when I write I like to go a bit more in depth even though the trend seems to be to show these girls wearing clothes and close-ups of makeup and fashion items. It’s pretty eye candy, but doesn’t tell me enough…just sayin…

  22. 06/01/2017 / 4:01 pm

    I think I follow most of the girls you’ve mentioned here, if not all of them! I LOVE the diversity in subjects covered/niches too – it definitely shows how there are so many different kinds of blogs for everyone to find something they enjoy xo

    Fii | little miss fii | uk fashion & lifestyle

  23. 06/01/2017 / 5:10 pm

    Wow! I think I just went blind from seeing all the beautiful flatlays!!! Great post Caitlin ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  24. 07/01/2017 / 5:03 am

    Thanks for the recommendations!

  25. 07/01/2017 / 11:45 pm

    I love the blogs and photos you chose! I followed most of these right after I read the description, it’s the best to find blogs that I never knew existed, and I love seeing bloggers supporting bloggers!

  26. 08/01/2017 / 3:18 pm

    I literally love Jemmas blog and her use of bright colours, she always brightens up my day. She’s one of my favourite bloggers.
    The Pale Tails
    – Beckie x

  27. Megan Biggin
    08/01/2017 / 11:19 pm

    I loooove this post! I already follow and love a lot of these bloggers but you’ve introduced me to a few new ones as well. So glad to see people sharing the blogging love x

    Megan |

  28. 24/03/2017 / 1:30 pm

    Some great picks here Caitlin – I follow most of these blogging babes already. Bloody hell, this post was full of some unreal flatlay goals! Makes me so proud how fellow bloggers are able to produce such beautiful content and channel their creativity. You included, obv!

    Totes agree with you about Emmy – I’d class her as a friend too, she’s been a rock over the past couple of years, whilst we’ve both been recovering from our surgeries!

    Nikki xx | Lovelaughslipstick ♥

    • throughthemirror
      29/03/2017 / 3:37 pm

      Such a good comment Nikki! I love how inspired I can become after looking at someones photos or creations! You have one of the most loveliest blogs around and you are so sweet! If only you still lived with your parents! GET BACK HERE!! hahahaha

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